Plant Patents Digitization Pilot Project
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We hope to show cost effective color scanning of images, and encourage other PTRCs (Patent and Trademark Resource Centers) to join NYPL and UMD in making all 25,000+ plant patents easily available. USPTO still requires paper color prints for legal proceedings, so our PDFs are for easy preliminary searching and browsing. We will discuss the process, workflow, and scope for digitizing the color plates in collaboration with DCMR (Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting), SSDR (Software Systems Development and Research), Metadata and EPSL (Engineering and Physical Sciences Library).